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Way to go, Helical, you're a man after my own heart. But I think what you're invested in will probably go down in the next 2-6 years unless they dig precious metals out of the ground, sell most of their things for foreign currencies, or come out with huge blockbuster drugs that generate enormous dollar flows that dwarf inflation and taxation problems.

So in that case, it might be better to divest and spend than borrow to remain invested while you spend. I just wrote a blog post explaining (sort of) why I think the S&P 500 is headed for another long stretch of barely keeping up with inflation (which would be the third such 5+ year period in the last 100 years).

Seth- you're right. The problems we have now are due to the gov't not leaving us alone to solve our previous set of problems, and those problems likewise, and so on back into the mysts of time. Just leave us alone, Ben Bernanke!

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